ERIC Number: ED355373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Third Project Evaluation Report--Summative for Salt Lake Community College.
Siefer, Nancy; Latkiewicz, John
Through a federal grant, Salt Lake Community College (Utah), in conjunction with two area industries, implemented a workplace literacy project to serve 225 employees. The training included work-related curriculum and instruction in reading, English as a Second Language, oral communication skills, written communication skills, mathematics, and Pre-Statistical Process Control (SPC). A total of 360 employees participated in 40 training sessions during the 18 months of the grant's operation. The curriculum was developed with the help of advisory committees from the two industries (a semiconductor manufacturer and a sheet metal fabrication plant making computer casings). Subject matter was decided through literacy audits. Checklists, supervisors' rating sheets, students' and instructors' evaluations, personal interviews, and anecdotal summaries were used to assess the impact of the instruction upon the workers and the companies. This evaluation provided "hard" data indicating that the participating employees improved measurably in the areas targeted by the assessment. The evaluation plan also derived "soft" data in which the workers indicated other significant gains, such as increases in reading the daily newspaper, increased involvement in their children's homework and school activities, and improved self-confidence and self-esteem. (Extensive appendixes contain the following: sample reports of class results, a conference brochure, and the project director's report, including an overview, performance report, project objectives, recommendations, a list of dissemination activities, and project documents.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Salt Lake Community Coll., UT.